The contents include a chapter on Conversion and the following. In Act Two, we have, "Words Before Blows" by Sammie Byron, Brutus; "Most Noble Brother, You Have Done Me Wrong" by DeMond Bush, Mark Antony; and, "Have You Not Love Enough to Bear with Me?" by Ron Brown, Cassius. In Intermission, we have Othello: Unplugged at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex. In Act Three, we have The Luckett Symposium on Shakespeare and Race: Titus Andronicus, Merchant of Venice, and Othello; "George Bush Doesn't Care about Black People": Agnes Wilcox's Julius Caesar at Northeast Correctional Center. In Act Four, we have "Romans, Countrymen, Lovers!" The Shakespeare Behind Bars Tour at the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women; "Unsex Me Here": Playing the Lady at Luckett; and, Rapshrew: Jean Trounstine and the Framingham Women's Prison. In Act Five, we have: A Visit with Warden Larry Chandler; Desdemona Speaks: Mike Smith on the Outside; and, Shakespeare in Solitary: "To Revenge or to Forgive?": Laura Bates' Hamlet and Othello at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility. The contents also include an epilogue.
Amy Scott-Douglass is Assistant Professor at Denison University, USA. She has held fellowships at Cornell University and the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, and as editor in charge of recent stage adaptations of Shakespeare's plays, she wrote more than two hundred entries in Shakespeare's After Shakespeare: An Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture (Greenwood, 2006). Simon Palfrey is a Fellow of Brasenose College, University of Oxford Ewan Fernie is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Acknowledgements; Act One; Shakespeare Behind Bars: Julius Caesar at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex; Spiritual Shakespeare: Criminality and the Discourse of.